Ole Miss Food Bank Seeing High Demand

Campus pantry switches to grab-and-go bags to help community, abide by social distancing guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Just because the Ole Miss Food Bank‘s doors are closed doesn’t mean that food isn’t being distributed at the University of Mississippi. Last week, students took home more than 930 pounds of food, an amount comparable to a semester’s worth of food distribution under normal conditions. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,Read the story …

Lifetime Passion for Quizzes Lands UM Sophomore on ‘Jeopardy!’

Londyn Lorenz crosses one off the bucket list with quiz show appearance

OXFORD, Miss. – Londyn Lorenz will be the first University of Mississippi student to participate in the yearly Jeopardy! College Championship when her episode airs April 8. For Lorenz, this moment on the silver screen was long in the making. Even as early as 3 and 4 years old, Londyn always wanted to be quizzed, her dadRead the story …

Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

As UM faculty move to virtual classrooms, e-learning veterans share their best tips and tricks

OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe. “I am pleased that our semester is back underwayRead the story …

The Road from Self-Doubt to Truman Finalist

UM student leader finds clarity in application process for prestigious national scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When Joshua Mannery found out he was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, he was shocked and excited, but the possibility of winning $30,000 in scholarship funding wasn’t what excited him most. Rather, it was the affirmation of all of his community service that confirmed the University of Mississippi junior and member of the SallyRead the story …

Ole Miss Hockey Wins First SECHC Championship

Ice Rebels fight for a spot in the national tournament

OXFORD, Miss. – Hot on the heels of their first South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship victory, the Ole Miss Ice Rebels are at it again, this time competing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s regional tournament on their way to the national championship tournament.  The University of Mississippi‘s club hockey team has been a competitive presenceRead the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

UM Student Named Truman Finalist

Jackson native, student leader Joshua Mannery to interview for scholarship in March

OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Mannery, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that comes with national recognition for potential as a public service leader and up to $30,000 for graduate school. The Jackson native’s selection from a field of more than 800 applicants meansRead the story …

RebelTHON Raises More than $250,000

2020 event sees record participation while raising funds for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students raised $252,571.89 for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital over the past year, culminating in the annual RebelTHON dance party this weekend at Tad Smith Coliseum. During the 12-hour dance party Saturday (Feb.15), miracle families – those children who have received treatment from Children’s and their families – took the stage eachRead the story …

Shepard Smith, Fake News, Politics on Deck for Overby Center

Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics announces spring 2020 calendar

OXFORD, Miss. – The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics‘ spring lineup includes one of the first public appearances by Shepard Smith since he left his post as chief anchor at Fox News and managing editor of Fox’s breaking news division. His March 31 talk will be followed the next day by the presentationRead the story …

From ‘60 Minutes’ to an Alien Religion, Storytelling Drives Student

Journalism's Matthew Hendley's reporting earns Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Matthew Hendley just can’t stop telling stories. The University of Mississippi student’s passion for storytelling has driven him as an anchor at NewsWatch Ole Miss and as a “60 Minutes” intern, and is taking him to Arizona State University for a summer as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellow. The prestigious multimedia reporting fellowship isRead the story …